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Happy People [videorecording]: A Year in the Taiga

Studio Babelsberg presents ; a film by Dmitry Vasyukov & Werner Herzog ; directed by Dmitry Vasyukov & Werner Herzog ; written by Werner Herzog, Dmitry Vasyukov, Rudolph Herzog ; produced by Vladimir Perepelkin, Charlie Woebcken, Christoph Fisser, Nick Raslan
Video; DVD
A stunning documentary about the life of indigenous people living in the heart of the Siberian Taiga. Deep in the wilderness, far away from civilization, 300 people inhabit the small village of Bakhtia at the river Yenisei. There are only two ways to reach this outpost: by helicopter or boat. There's no telephone, running water or medical aid. The locals, whose daily routines have barely changed over the last centuries, live according to their own values and cultural traditions.
Dmitry Vasyukov; Werner Herzog; Dimitry Vasyukov
Narrator, Werner Herzog.
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94 min.
In Russian, English or German with optional English subtitles
Rating: Not rated
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2010.
  • Bonus features: Werner Herzog introduction; excerpt from Dmitry Vasyukov's Happy people; Chasing spring in West Siberia documentary; Siberia facts; theatrical trailer.
Variant Title
Year in the Taiga
Music Box Films presents a Studio Babelsberg production ; directors, Dmitry Vasyukov, Werner Herzog ; Director, Dimitry Vasyukov, Werner Herzog.
Chicago, Ill. : Music Box Films, [2013]
Publisher no.
MBFHE052 Music Box Films
1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; NTSC, Region 1 ; widescreen (16x9) presentation ; Dolby digital 5.1 ; Dolby digital stereo.
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